The No-Fly Zone defense is no more in Denver now that cornerback Aqib Talib plays for the Los Angeles Rams. Yes, the Broncos still have Chris Harris Jr. covering slot receivers, but the Broncos could certainly use a revamp at safety in this draft. They could take Stanford Cardinal standout Justin Reid at No. 40 in the second round.
Reid is 6-feet, 207 pounds. He has 31 5/8 inch arms and 9 3/4 inch hands. At the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, Reid ran a 4.40 40-yard dash. Reid was able to do 16 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press. He had a vertical jump of 36.5 inches and a broad jump of 128.0 inches. Reid had a 6.65 in the 3-cone.
In three years at Palo Alto, Reid had 170 total tackles (104 solo, 66 assists), 14 pass breakups, 10.5 tackles for a loss of yardage, six interceptions, one fumble recovery and one quarterback sack. His five interceptions and 94 total tackles in his junior year at Stanford certainly standout.
Overall, Reid has a chance to be a starter day one in the NFL. While that could be true, he may be a rotational defensive back from the jump before becoming a full-time starter in the second half of the season. John Elway starred collegiately at Stanford. If the Broncos want to address safety early in the drat, Reid would be have to be their guy.